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Dec 9, 2013 2:30pm PST
of ma protests there and calls for early elections. the demonstrators say it is not enough. and as south africa prepares for a huge memorial for nelson mandela, we speak exclusively to his eldest daughter about his final days. >> in the last moment, we were sitting with him on thursday, the whole day. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america, and also around the globe. after weeks of unrest, today the authorities in ukraine are setting up their crackdown on protestors, just a day after a statue of former soviet leader, lenin was toppled in kiev, security forces have broken into the offices of the leading opposition party than and police are dismantling camps. u.s. vice president joe biden said violence has no part in a democratic society. i spoke to steven rosenberg. >> are the ukrainian authorities using different tactics? >> certainly today we saw far more police in the center of kiev than we did yesterday, particularly in the government district a short distance from independence square here. what they were doing was trying to push gradually the protestors away from k
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Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
africans that they could actually feel safe in the hands of the government they had just elected. it is impossible to exaggerate the extent to which he had to more political stature. everybody around him i think acknowledged that he was head and shoulders above them. there were rivalries but not about him. >> you were saying earlier about the memories of the day when he was released. i'm just wondering about the significance of that election when he became the first lack president of south africa. of thee your memories experience of that day? >> when all this was happening, i was young. , in fact.young i was too young to even vote when millions of south africans were bused in at a school. thet of people were wearing vivars and shouting " mandela." nelsonthe people that mandela was with him fighting for the liberation. there was a lot of nervousness. as much as people were shouting, there were a lot a police presence. people were worried about what was going to happen. what are we expecting for the next day. as you rightly say, a lot of people, not everyone was happy about the rel
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Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
on a number of occasions, from the time he left prison to his election as south africa's president. she prepared this remembrance. >> to my generation, the onetha, nelson mandela was a towering man of myth and legend, of action and passion, of selfless sacrifice and before any of us dreamed he became the embodiment of a notorious decades long struggling against oppression, these were images from the book, mandela, the authorized portrait, helps tell the story of mandela's long road to freedom,. >>> born in 1818 on -- 1918 ons, the legend was nurtured. spending some of the happiest years of his boyhood, this is a gentle place of rolling hills and farms, where children still play as he did. in times, they would call him madiba, his clan name for respect. here, boys even ones like mandela descended by royalty, were tradition that taught respect and responsibility for others. as mandela grew into manhood, the kosa mantle, deprived and demedian mandela and his fellow africans. in 1948, oppression was legalized into a system known as apartheid. as a young lawyer in the 1940s, mandela joined t
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Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
the c.a.r. later in the program. the prime minister of thailand called for new elections today, in the face of protests against her rule. the opposition has accused her of corruption, insisting again she must go. john sparks of "independent television news" reports from bangkok. >> reporter: protest leaders called it the day of reckoning. a time to do-or-die. when their call was answered on the streets of bangkok by more than 150,000 people. and each one seemed determined to topple the thai government. >> we've got to get them out. we're playing our last card. >> reporter: they've been at it for weeks. a rolling protest against the government of prime minister yingluck shinawatra. with demonstrators converging on government headquarters this morning, the thai prime minister made a surprise announcement. she disolved the government. >> miss yingluck who sounded shaken said let the people decide who governs next. back on the streets, the prime minister's big declaration had little impact. many here don't want elections. they want something completely different. the leader of thes
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Dec 7, 2013 12:00am PST
the rest of the world, pretty much i was a big fan, and bill worked with me to help get me elected mayor and he was a deputy mayor and he was insistent we could get nelson mandela to come to new york, this is june of 1990, and i said, well, terrific if we can do it. but this was the first place to which he came outside of south africa was to the united states and he might well have gone to washington or atlanta, a lot of other place scbloos london. >> >> rose: london. >> right. but we were fortunate. he stayed here and he -- and when he stayed with my bride and me in gracie mansion. >> rose: he was your overnight guest. >> more than -- it was almost a week. (laughter.) >> and he is a remarkable human being, the most amazing thing is that total absence of bitterness. >> rose: really? .. >> and he was the same whether playing with grandchildren, we had a granddaughter at that time, i think she was born in february and this was june, she is a little thing, and he was saying then or whether being questioned by ted koppel. >> rose: on nightline. >> nightline. ted koppel leaned in and he said
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Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm PST
demands that she resign and hand goodpower to an undelete -- two and on elected -- to an u nelected council. there is an ugly mood on the streets, with security forces using rubber but -- rubber bullets and tear gas against demonstrators. battlegrounds. here in the streets of the old the two sides are slugging it out in a conflict which keeps coming back to the city. on one side, the government. on the other, a movement set on bringing it down through the power of protest. every so often, they think there is a breakthrough. they are trying to take the prime minister's office, a symbolic prize. she is not actually there. at the gate is well fortified. -- but the gate as well fortified. undeterred, they begin bringing out an assortment of improvised weapons, hoping to score a hit, or at least to unnerve the watching police. this is their final attempt to push these lines. they pull the truck out of the way. they are hoping they can push their way through. so far, they have not managed to push through those police lines. after nine days of this, you have to ask what's the point? the go
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Dec 2, 2013 7:00pm PST
and federal exchange have generated more than 230,000 confirmed elections through november 30th. insurers already back logged trying to process the applications, worrying that they won't be able to handle the new surge and get them processed in time for coverage to begin january first. the insurers say they have now fixed the major flaws with the insurance files on healthcare.gov. and they expect that now the process will go more smoothly. they will certainly be put to the test in the days to come. bertha coombs, nightly business reform. >>> and could projected reforms in mexico open up new lucrative opportunities for american companies. but first, a look at international markets today. >>> the supreme court has declined to get involved in the problems between states and on-line retailers about the collections for sales taxes. in a big review, the high court will not review the suit brought by amazon.com and overstock.com. which urges that by wednesday they have the requirement to collect sales taxes even though the sellers are not located in those states. >>> and meanwhile, amazon.com an
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Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm PST
for that, especially going into an election year. so in that sense, it's good news for the entire country. in terms of losers, the kinds of fees they are talking about and again, we don't have a final deal are things like higher airline ticket fees, the president had those in the budget. when you look at the budget cuts, not medicare, social security cuts but federal retirement benefits would be cut somewhat so federal workers could be losers to a small degree in the deal. >> john, i want to ask you about president obama's speech today about the nation's growing income divide, but first, let's listen to this clip. >> the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a descent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should offend all of us and compel us to action. we're a better country than this. >> so, john, what does the budget have to do with the speech the president gave today? >> well, the president has two goals. one -- the first is do no harm to the economy and if they can get a budget deal, avoid a shut down,
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Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm PST
the country was an international out cast. by 1994 with a painstakingly dismantled, mandela was elected president. president obama said this. >> we lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. through his fooes fierce dignit will to sacrifice his free dop for others, he transformed south africa and moved all of us. >> nelson mandela, his country's george washington and abraham lincoln dead tonight. he was up there with gone did and churchill. >> not only a great leader for his country but such a role model for the world. >> absolutely. >> and he will sorely be missed. inspiring life story. thank you for watching "nightly business report." i'm susie gharib -- >> i'm tyler mathisen. thank you very much. we'll see you back here tomorrow night. >>> "nightly business report" has been brought to you in part by thestreet.com, up to the minute stock market news and in depth analysis. our quant rating service provides objective independent ratings daily on over 4300 stocks. learn more at the street.com/nbr. gener
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Dec 6, 2013 7:30pm PST
was a newly elected senator but first president of the united states and first black president of south africa, that would have photo opportunity. gwen: that would have been something. michael, the interesting thing about mandela, during all the been working as reporters and traveling this country, there was a real domestically between americans in general and him. so many, there are parallels between the south and america'seid own history of racial oppression and the rise from that and they've made so the story resonates with people in this country. theas interesting, outpouring. apolloquee at the theater had words up honoring him, people spontaneously showed south african embassy, thetician from the left and right praised him. hisarzenegger talking about example and existence of god. strikingly different than when he came out of prison. drove this athat the time was the sanctions movement, the idea of punishing releasedica until it mandela. we remembered the music, we remembered the chants, we the protests. did it work and does it still? >> it definitely hurt south africa. they were denied a
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Dec 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
revolution led to a rerun of suspect elections and mr. yanukovych's ouster from office. he seems determined not to repeat that experience. the question is whether he has overplayed his hand by giving into russian demands. the new generation of protesters empowered by the memories and failed promises of the orange revolution and the organizational tool of the internet, are equally determined not to give in. for them, this battle is about the soul of their nation. they were outraged by the government's 11th hour u-turn against an agreement with the e.u. which would have been an essential milestone towards full e.u. membership. the toxic situation here was further enflamed by the heavy and brutal hand of the police. the riot police used teargas, baton charges and stun grenades. the protesters responded with rocks. the result: dozens of injured on both sides and a foretaste of things to come in a crisis with no elegant or obvious solution. >> woodruff: for more on the protests and what it all means, i'm joined by former u.s. ambassador to the ukraine steven pifer, now a director and senior fell
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Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
to wait for the next election. i caught up with one of the >> ( translated ): normally, we give them power for four years, but they've used it in the wrong way. they're corrupt so the people want the power back. >> reporter: the decision by the police to dismantle the barricades has come as a surprise. they'd spent days defending key government ministries, so i asked them why? >> ( translated ): we did this so we could talk to each other and reduce tensions, but we are not going to let the protestors do whatever they like. this decision was made to avoid further confrontation. >> reporter: for the country's prime minister, yingluck shinawatra, a small measure of relief is expected. with the nation now preparing for the thai king's birthday on thursday, she's asked people to use the time to brainstorm. but the leaders of this protest, as well as their followers, are in no mood to negotiate. we watched at the ministry of finance, which they've occupied for several weeks, as volunteers were trained to resist and besiege. they are organized and committed to their cause, and they seem increasin
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Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
, millennials were the outliers, one of two significant groups that helped elect the president and re-elect him in 2012. up until the last year or so, they've been outliars. over the course of our last two surveys they've actually fallen quite neatly with the rest of america, looking a lot like their older brothers and sisters. we've seen that frankly that the president's approval rating has decreased by about 11 points across-the-board over the last year. significantly 15 points among women, 9 points among men. even among-- approval under 50%. >> and what do they say about the congress which we know is also seeing its approval ratings drop? >> unfortunately, those numbers are bad and getting worse. democrats in congress continue to fall and republicans in congress only 19% of all,-- of young americans under the age of 230 believe they're doing a good job or approve of the job that they're doing in washington d.c. so as bad of a day this might be for the president and those who care about the affordable care act, it's not any better for republicans in congress. >> woodruff: john, finally, i wan
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Dec 4, 2013 12:00am PST
elections and we're going to affect the public mind. >> rose: i know we will overcome it, but i don't know what the timeline on that is. we have these phases in america where crazy things happen economically and politically. and what's going on in washington now will not be sustained. i don't know when it ends. we all pray it ends some time soon, maybe the next five or ten years. i happen -- i have great hope that maybe the right president could bring them together. i don't know what's going to end it but it will end and the united states will be fine in this regard. >> rose: so we started talking about george soros and he's on the left and you're somewhere on the right but on social issue are in the center. what does george say about your ideas? >> i haven't talked to him about it. >> rose: why not? >> haven't gotten around to it. both his sons came to me and they really like it. >> rose: come on. you're smarter than this. why haven't you talked to him about it? >> i probably will in the next -- this is pretty new for me, charlie. i didn't even know i was going to do this. it will probabl
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Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
with tremendous hope when nelson mandela was elected. and i think you've seen quite a bit of that hope whittled away. it's one of the most unequaled country in the world. crime remains an indem i believe problem. the education system is riddled with problems. and you also see that there is an increasing public corruption. so the current president has been involved in a huge scandal involving his private home. so people look to nelson mandela and think theres with a leader. there was someone with real integrity. so i think that this is a moment for people to look back and reflect on where they've come from and how to get back on the right path. >> woodruff: and also by definition losing what i think you call the moral center for the country. >> well, i think for many people nelson pan della does represent a kind of moral center. and a choice to turn away from violence, to turn away from strife. and to turn away from racial divisions. and instead of standing in judgement of one another, to reconcile and to admit that we did terrible things to each other. but now we're ready to move on. and i thin
Search Results 0 to 27 of about 28 (some duplicates have been removed)